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Lord of the Dance (Pagan) When She danced on the water and the wind was Her horn The Lady danced and a universe was born And when She lit the sun and the light gave Him birth The Lord of the Dance first appeared on the Earth Dance, dance, wherever you may be I am the Lord of the Dance, said He I'll live in you if you'll live in Me And I'll lead you all in the dance, said He I dance in the circle and the flames leap on high I dance in the fire and I never, never die I dance on the waves of the bright summer sea For I am the Lord of the waves' mystery I sleep in the kernel and I laugh at the rain I dance in the wind and through the waving grain When you cut me down, I care nothing for the pain In the spring, I'm the Lord of the Dance once again I dance at the Sabbat when you dance at the spell I dance and sing that everyone be well When the dancing's over, do not think that I am gone To live is to dance so I dance on and on The Lord and the Lady cast a song across the plain The birds took the notes and sang them back again 'Til the sound of Her music was the song of the sky And to that song, there is one reply They danced in the darkness and They danced in the night They danced on the Earth and everything was light They danced in the darkness and They danced in the dawn And the day of the dancing still goes on I gaze on the Heavens and I gaze on the Earth And I feel the pain of dying and rebirth And I lift my head in gladness and in praise of the day For the Dance of the Lord and the Lady gay I see the maidens laughing as they dance in the sun And we count the fruits of the harvest one by one We know the storm is coming, but the grain is all stored So we sing to the praise of the Lady and the Lord We dance even slower as the leaves fall and spin And the sound of Her horn is the wailing of the wind The call of the Hunter as He rides across the plain While the Lady sleeps 'til the spring comes again The Sun is in the southlands and the winds they will chill And the sound of Her horn is fading on the hill The herd stands in the stillness as we move in a trance But we hold on fast to our faith in the Dance The Sun's in the southlands and the days lengthen fast And soon we will sing of the winter that is past But now light the candles and rejoice as they burn We dance the Dance of the Sun's return The snow is slowly melting and the clouds bring the rain The Lady wakes, for the spring has come again We dance in the meadows and we dance in the groves And rejoice in the Lord's and the Lady's love AB, SOF
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